Town Raven

Town Raven
In flight


This is a diary, or rather, field notes written up each day, with the latest entry at the top.

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Then read the current diary entries from the bottom up as well.

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Location Map

Location Map
This shows where we walk and meet the ravens
The yellow and pink squiggly lines are two walks we take. The yellow one is the one we usually do. The squigglyness indicates how Madame visits her several important sniffing check-points!
We stop several times to feed the ravens, and you can see where they come from.

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Friday, 26 November 2010

Friday, Nov 26th, 2010

It was much colder than yesterday when we left the house at 7.15 a.m., which is not really surprising as there's been snow in Scotland and down the East Coast, and on the hills and mountains in Wales.
So I wrapped up warm - Miss Sophie luckily doesn't need to, seeing that she's wearing a permanent fur coat ...

We took our time getting to the tennis courts because Miss Sophie did a lot of sniffing. I was hoping to get to the ravens field - but there were too many dogs around.
It was a good thing we were in the courts, because one of the dogs came bouncing up to the fence, and a little squeaking ensued, Miss Sophie of course not coming back until I was at the other end, nearly at the exit!

The ravens had been waiting in the cherry tree - and came swooping down very low to the ground. They are quite fast, and were it not for the sound of their wings, it would be quite frightening.

The took their titbits as usual. i tried to have Miss Sophie do a 'down-stay', and threw a couple of scraps to the ravens who were sitting a bit behind her on the net.
One swooped down, and that was too much for poor Miss Sophie: she sat up, which she isn't allowed to. At least she did not go for the raven - so full marks for that!

We went home quickly, meeting Bas and Karen on the way. My fingers were frozen by that time ... and this cold weather is predicted to last well into next week ...

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